@skopemag news for may 13, 2019 @ 6:15 pm est

Stereogum shares Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’ track “Naked Guy Murder”

Too Old To Die Young is the 10-episode original series directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives, The Neon Demon) and written by Ed Brubaker & Nicolas Winding Refn. The series will premiere worldwide on June 14th, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video, and Milan Records will be releasing the soundtrack featuring Cliff Martinez’s score on vinyl in July, preceded by a digital release on June 14th, 2019. Today the brooding opening album track “Naked Guy Murder” is streaming today at Stereogum.

Dead Horse Beats shares “Easy Nothing” + details new LP out 5/24

The track premiered via Impose where Dead Horse Beats detailed 5 Things That Inspired Inglaterra including 70s soul, Clyde Stubblefield and more.

Indie-pop sensation BLOND AMBITION is back

Blond Ambition, the indie-pop brainchild of Brian Harding (formerly of the acclaimed Brooklyn project Ex Cops), premiered “Emmanuelle” his first single of 2019, earlier this week via All Things Go Music

EarthQuaker Devices Sponsors Japanese Tour Featuring Boris, Crypt City, Relaxer, and Lisa Bella Donna

EarthQuaker Devices’ own laser-eyed rock n’ roll rebels RELAXER and demo goddess LISA BELLA DONNA are jet setting a massive aqueous expanse this Spring in order to provide Japan with face-melting musicianship.

Jade The Moon – Have your first listen of “Awkward”

The track was written in the spirit of celebrating one’s quirky nature. Its upbeat tempo helps translate the message that it’s okay to be weird.


Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) owns and operates radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform of over 250 affiliated stations reaching 94% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a network television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, produces a nationwide roster of live concerts and events, and owns a stable of digital properties, including LaMusica, a mobile app providing Latino-focused audio and video streaming content and HitzMaker, a new-talent destination for aspiring artists.

STRIKER Kick Off “Summer of Shred” North American Tour Tomorrow

2019 is officially STRIKER’s ‘Summer of Shred’ as they kick off North American tour dates with DEATH ANGEL, STEEL PANTHER, HOLY GRAIL and BEWITCHER. Their shredding adventures begin tomorrow (May 14th) in Oklahoma City, OK for US dates with Death Angel, followed by a headlining set at Calgary’s East Town Get Down Festival. STRIKER will then support Steel Panther for their Canadian dates from June 14th-25th, then a short headlining tour from July 2nd-7th before joining Holy Grail and Bewitcher for the “Deadly Ripping North American Tour”, which will invade 21 cities in USA and Canada from from July 12th to August 4th. STRIKER is touring in support of their sixth studio album “Play To Win”, released last October via their independent label Record Breaking Records.

RTE 23 Music Festival Returns This August – FREE ENTRY

RTE 23 Music Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
University of Virginia’s College at Wise

RTE 23 Music Festival

new DEFYING DECAY music!

Thai metallers DEFYING DECAY have released a brand new video and single for ‘Let It Rain’, leading up to the release of their debut album “Metamorphosis”.

Catacomb Saints – Cruel as the Grave

Catacomb Saints is a duo of songwriter Neil Holyoak (Holy Oak) and synth artist Devon Beggs. They recorded their first song in a cave in Banff, Alberta. Neil was burnt out on folk music and could only sing one line over and over again. They traveled through the Canadian Rockies in mid-winter to seek inspiration in a dank dark cave.

for Skope: SLANDER’s new “Love is Gone” incl. a movie level CGI music video

SLANDER’s brand new single “Love Is Gone” ft. Dylan Matthew has been released on their Gud Vibrations label, and it opens a new chapter in SLANDER’s career. “Love is Gone” is their biggest endeavor to date and it creates a new universe for SLANDER’s fans. The accompanying music video has been in the works for the past 3 years, took 3 months to render/finalize and is entirely comprised of movie level CGI.

MERRIMACK Announce U.S. and Mexico Tour Dates

Black metal legion MERRIMACK have announced a handful of live performance dates in North and South American territories. The band will perform two U.S. dates, first appearing Brooklyn, NY on May 24 before heading to Baltimore, MD for a set at Maryland Death fest on May 26. The band will then travel to Mexico for four shows throughout the country. The full itinerary is as follows:

05/24 : New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
05/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
05/30: Mexico City, MX @ Gato Calavera
05/31: Xalapa, MX @ Rubia Morena Forum
06/01: Guadalajara, MX @ Laboratorio Cultural de Diversidad
06/02: Querétaro, MX @ Noisy Bar

Mirrorball – “This Time single” part of Dangerbird Records’ Microdose Single Series

For Skope: Valentino Khan releases his “Pony”, ahead of EP on Mad Decent

“Pony” is Valentino’s bass house track and a premier record from the forthcoming EP on Diplo’s Mad Decent. It follows his another Mad Decent release – “Novocaine” with Kayzo, released in January.

Tune In: Wilson To Premiere Video For “Summertime Treat” Tomorrow Via YouTube Live

Wilson will premiere the music video for their new single “Summertime Treat” on May 14th at 2PM EST via YouTube Live. Starting at 1PM EST the band will be on YouTube chatting with viewers before the 2PM EST YouTube Live premiere. Fans can tune in to the chat and watch the premiere HERE. “Summertime Treat”, directed by David Brodsky from the production company My Good Eye (Queensryche, Ice-T, Clutch, Dillinger Escape Plan), is part of the band’s Tasty Nasty Tuesday’s weekly series on YouTube.